Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision, 92952-92953 [2016-30587]

Download as PDF 92952 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices FMCSA–2010–0083; FMCSA–2010– 0115; FMCSA–2010–0138; FMCSA– 2012–0108; FMCSA–2012–0109; FMCSA–2014–0016; FMCSA–2014– 0017 and click ‘‘Search.’’ Next, click ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ and you will find all documents and comments related to this notice. Issued on: December 8, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–30602 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration [Docket No. FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA– 2000–7363; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2005–23099; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA– 2009–0011; FMCSA–2009–0291; FMCSA– 2009–0303; FMCSA–2010–0050; FMCSA– 2011–0379; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA– 2012–0040; FMCSA–2012–0104; FMCSA– 2013–0174; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004; FMCSA– 2014–0005] Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT. ACTION: Notice of final disposition. AGENCY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 43 individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision requirement in one eye. DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were effective on the dates stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in the discussions below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, Medical Programs Division, 202–366–4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64– 224, Washington, DC 20590–0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366–9826. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 I. Electronic Access You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document Management System (FDMS) at: http:// www.regulations.gov. Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or comments, go to http// www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12–140 on the ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in the system of records notice (DOT/ALL–14 FDMS), which can be reviewed at http://www.dot.gov/ privacy. II. Background On May 9, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to renew exemptions for 43 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested comments from the public (81 FR 28138). The public comment period ended on June 8, 2016 and no comments were received. As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10). The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically qualified to driver a CMV if that person: Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant binocular acuity of a least 20/ 40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70° in the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and amber. III. Discussion of Comments FMCSA received no comments in this preceding. VI. Conclusion As of June 3, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the PO 00000 Frm 00183 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 following 34 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (64 FR 68195; 65 FR 20251; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 17102; 67 FR 38311; 68 FR 1654; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 17267; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 70 FR 7545; 71 FR 4194; 71 FR 13450; 71 FR 16410; 71 FR 27033; 73 FR 6242; 73 FR 9158; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 28186; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 65842; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 9477; 75 FR 9480; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 9484; 75 FR 14656; 75 FR 22176; 75 FR 27623; 75 FR 28682; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 10606; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 15184; 77 FR 17107; 77 FR 17108; 77 FR 17109; 77 FR 27845; 77 FR 27849; 77 FR 27850; 77 FR 29447; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 10606; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14328; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 79 FR 17642; 79 FR 18391; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 21996; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 27043; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498): Thomas R. Abbott (TN) Dean R. Allen (OR) Robert J. Ambrose (MA) Rodney R. Anderson (PA) Ernie E. Black (NC) Gary O. Brady (WV) Marland L. Brassfield (TX) Larry D. Buchanan (NM) Michael B. Canedy (MN) Melvin D. Clark (GA) Dean E. Dexter (SD) Scott E. Elliot (NH) Rojelio Garcia-Pena (MI) Grant G. Gibson (MN) Stephen H. Goldcamp (OH) Wai F. King (IL) Eric W. Kopmann (MO) Dennis E. Krone (IL) George E. Lewis (OH) Travis J. Luce (MI) Phillip D. Mathys (OH) Thomas J. Mavraganis (IL) Richard J. McKenzie, Jr. (MD) Christopher J. Meerten (OR) Jason T. Montoya (NM) Michael Pace (TX) Tommy L. Ray, Jr. (AL) George S. Rayson (OH) Joe A. Root (MN) Carl D. Short (MO) Lewis H. West, Jr. (MA) Donald G. Wilcox (OR) David E. Williford (NC) Jimmy S. Zamora, Jr. (TX) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket Nos. FMCSA–1999–6480; FMCSA–2000– 7363; FMCSA–2004–17195; FMCSA– 2005–23099; FMCSA–2007–0071; FMCSA–2009–0011; FMCSA–2009– 0291; FMCSA–2009–0303; FMCSA– 2010–0050; FMCSA–2011–0379; FMCSA–2011–0380; FMCSA–2013– 0174; FMCSA–2014–0002; FMCSA– 2014–0003; FMCSA–2014–0004. Their E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices 92953 exemptions are effective as of June 3, 2016 and will expire on June 3, 2018. As of June 6, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 3 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 23799; 77 FR 33558; 79 FR 27365): Rudolph Bisschop (MA) Richard Doroba (IL) Tommy Thomas (CA) The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket No. FMCSA–2012–0040. Their exemptions are effective as of June 6, 2016 and will expire on June 6, 2018. As of June 17, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following individual, DelRay V. Ryckman (SD), has satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (79 FR 27681; 79 FR 38649). This driver was included in the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2014–0005. The exemption is effective as of June 17, 2016 and will expire on June 17, 2018. As of June 27, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 27847; 77 FR 38386; 79 FR 29495): Matthew G. Epps (FL) Michael E. McAfee (KY) Joe Ramirez (CA) James E. Sikkink (IL) John C. Smith (IL) The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA– 2012–0104. Their exemptions are effective as of June 27, 2016 and will expire on June 27, 2018. In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 31315. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Region 2: New York Federal Transit Administration States served: New York and New Jersey. Telephone # 212–668–2170. Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Grants and Cooperative Agreements Region 3: Philadelphia Issued on: December 9, 2016. Larry W. Minor, Associate Administrator for Policy. Region 1: Boston States served: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Telephone # 617–494–2055. [FR Doc. 2016–30587 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4910–EX–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 AGENCY: Federal Transit Administration, DOT. ACTION: Region 4: Atlanta Notice of availability. This notice announces the availability of the Federal Transportation Administration’s (FTA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Annual List of Certifications and Assurances for FTA Grants and Cooperative Agreements, which can be found at FTA’s Web site, www.transit.dot.gov/certs. This notice provides a condensed list of the preaward Certifications and Assurances that may apply to an Applicant to FTA for federal assistance and the Award that may be made in FY 2017. This notice also describes both the Applicant and FTA’s responsibilities with respect to the Certifications and Assurances and highlights the differences between the FY 2017 Certifications and Assurances and those published for FY 2016. Each Applicant to FTA for federal assistance must submit the Certifications and Assurances that apply to it and any Award for which it seeks federal assistance during FY 2017. An Applicant to FTA typically acts through its authorized representative (You). You, as the Applicant’s Authorized Representative, must have the authority to sign the Applicant’s Certifications and Assurances and to bind your Applicant’s compliance with the Certifications and Assurances you select on its behalf. Your Applicant’s Certifications and Assurances must be affirmed by your Applicant’s attorney. This notice provides instructions on how and when you should submit your Applicant’s Certifications and Assurances for FY 2017. DATES: Effective Date: These FY 2017 Certifications and Assurances are effective October 1, 2016, the first day of FY 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The appropriate Regional or Metropolitan Office listed in this notice. For copies of related documents and information, see our Web site at www.transit.dot.gov/ certs or contact our Office of Administration at 202–366–4007. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00184 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 States served: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Telephone # 215–656–7100. States served: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, Territories served: Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Telephone # 404–865–5600. Region 5: Chicago States served: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin. Telephone # 312–353– 2789. Region 6: Dallas/Ft. Worth States served: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Telephone # 817–978–0550. Region 7: Kansas City States served: Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. Telephone # 816–329– 3920. Region 8: Denver States served: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. 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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

[Docket No. FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-
2005-23099; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2009-0011; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-
2009-0303; FMCSA-2010-0050; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-
2012-0040; FMCSA-2012-0104; FMCSA-2013-0174; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-
2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004; FMCSA-2014-0005]


Qualification of Drivers; Exemption Applications; Vision

AGENCY: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), DOT.

ACTION: Notice of final disposition.

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SUMMARY: FMCSA announces its decision to renew exemptions for 43 
individuals from the vision requirement in the Federal Motor Carrier 
Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) for interstate commercial motor vehicle 
(CMV) drivers. The exemptions enable these individuals to continue to 
operate CMVs in interstate commerce without meeting the vision 
requirement in one eye.

DATES: Each group of renewed exemptions were effective on the dates 
stated in the discussions below and will expire on the dates stated in 
the discussions below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Christine A. Hydock, Chief, 
Medical Programs Division, 202-366-4001, fmcsamedical@dot.gov, FMCSA, 
Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., Room W64-224, 
Washington, DC 20590-0001. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., 
e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays. If you have 
questions regarding viewing or submitting material to the docket, 
contact Docket Services, telephone (202) 366-9826.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Electronic Access

    You may see all the comments online through the Federal Document 
Management System (FDMS) at: http://www.regulations.gov.
    Docket: For access to the docket to read background documents or 
comments, go to http//www.regulations.gov and/or Room W12-140 on the 
ground level of the West Building, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE., 
Washington, DC, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, 
except Federal holidays.
    Privacy Act: In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 553(c), DOT solicits 
comments from the public to better inform its rulemaking process. DOT 
posts these comments, without edit, including any personal information 
the commenter provides, to http://www.regulations.gov, as described in 
the system of records notice (DOT/ALL-14 FDMS), which can be reviewed 
at http://www.dot.gov/privacy.

II. Background

    On May 9, 2016, FMCSA published a notice announcing its decision to 
renew exemptions for 43 individuals from the vision requirement in 49 
CFR 391.41(b)(10) to operate a CMV in interstate commerce and requested 
comments from the public (81 FR 28138). The public comment period ended 
on June 8, 2016 and no comments were received.
    As stated in the previous notice, FMCSA has evaluated the 
eligibility of these applicants and determined that renewing these 
exemptions would achieve a level of safety equivalent to or greater 
than the level that would be achieved by complying with the current 
regulation 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10).
    The physical qualification standard for drivers regarding vision 
found in 49 CFR 391.41(b)(10) states that a person is physically 
qualified to driver a CMV if that person:

    Has distant visual acuity of at least 20/40 (Snellen) in each 
eye without corrective lenses or visual acuity separately corrected 
to 20/40 (Snellen) or better with corrective lenses, distant 
binocular acuity of a least 20/40 (Snellen) in both eyes with or 
without corrective lenses, field of vision of at least 70[deg] in 
the horizontal meridian in each eye, and the ability to recognize 
the colors of traffic signals and devices showing red, green, and 
amber.

III. Discussion of Comments

    FMCSA received no comments in this preceding.

VI. Conclusion

    As of June 3, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 34 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (64 FR 
68195; 65 FR 20251; 65 FR 45817; 65 FR 77066; 67 FR 17102; 67 FR 38311; 
68 FR 1654; 69 FR 17263; 69 FR 17267; 69 FR 26921; 69 FR 31447; 70 FR 
7545; 71 FR 4194; 71 FR 13450; 71 FR 16410; 71 FR 27033; 73 FR 6242; 73 
FR 9158; 73 FR 11989; 73 FR 16950; 73 FR 28186; 74 FR 60022; 74 FR 
65842; 75 FR 4623; 75 FR 9477; 75 FR 9480; 75 FR 9482; 75 FR 9484; 75 
FR 14656; 75 FR 22176; 75 FR 27623; 75 FR 28682; 77 FR 10604; 77 FR 
10606; 77 FR 13689; 77 FR 15184; 77 FR 17107; 77 FR 17108; 77 FR 17109; 
77 FR 27845; 77 FR 27849; 77 FR 27850; 77 FR 29447; 79 FR 1908; 79 FR 
10606; 79 FR 10619; 79 FR 14328; 79 FR 14331; 79 FR 14333; 79 FR 14571; 
79 FR 17642; 79 FR 18391; 79 FR 18392; 79 FR 21996; 79 FR 22003; 79 FR 
27043; 79 FR 28588; 79 FR 29498):

Thomas R. Abbott (TN)
Dean R. Allen (OR)
Robert J. Ambrose (MA)
Rodney R. Anderson (PA)
Ernie E. Black (NC)
Gary O. Brady (WV)
Marland L. Brassfield (TX)
Larry D. Buchanan (NM)
Michael B. Canedy (MN)
Melvin D. Clark (GA)
Dean E. Dexter (SD)
Scott E. Elliot (NH)
Rojelio Garcia-Pena (MI)
Grant G. Gibson (MN)
Stephen H. Goldcamp (OH)
Wai F. King (IL)
Eric W. Kopmann (MO)
Dennis E. Krone (IL)
George E. Lewis (OH)
Travis J. Luce (MI)
Phillip D. Mathys (OH)
Thomas J. Mavraganis (IL)
Richard J. McKenzie, Jr. (MD)
Christopher J. Meerten (OR)
Jason T. Montoya (NM)
Michael Pace (TX)
Tommy L. Ray, Jr. (AL)
George S. Rayson (OH)
Joe A. Root (MN)
Carl D. Short (MO)
Lewis H. West, Jr. (MA)
Donald G. Wilcox (OR)
David E. Williford (NC)
Jimmy S. Zamora, Jr. (TX)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
Nos. FMCSA-1999-6480; FMCSA-2000-7363; FMCSA-2004-17195; FMCSA-2005-
23099; FMCSA-2007-0071; FMCSA-2009-0011; FMCSA-2009-0291; FMCSA-2009-
0303; FMCSA-2010-0050; FMCSA-2011-0379; FMCSA-2011-0380; FMCSA-2013-
0174; FMCSA-2014-0002; FMCSA-2014-0003; FMCSA-2014-0004. Their

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exemptions are effective as of June 3, 2016 and will expire on June 3, 
2018.
    As of June 6, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 3 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 
23799; 77 FR 33558; 79 FR 27365):

Rudolph Bisschop (MA)
Richard Doroba (IL)
Tommy Thomas (CA)

    The drivers were included in one of the following dockets: Docket 
No. FMCSA-2012-0040. Their exemptions are effective as of June 6, 2016 
and will expire on June 6, 2018.
    As of June 17, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following individual, DelRay V. Ryckman (SD), has satisfied 
the conditions for obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision 
requirements (79 FR 27681; 79 FR 38649).
    This driver was included in the following docket: Docket No. FMCSA-
2014-0005. The exemption is effective as of June 17, 2016 and will 
expire on June 17, 2018.
    As of June 27, 2016, and in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31136(e) and 
31315, the following 5 individuals have satisfied the conditions for 
obtaining a renewed exemption from the vision requirements (77 FR 
27847; 77 FR 38386; 79 FR 29495):

Matthew G. Epps (FL)
Michael E. McAfee (KY)
Joe Ramirez (CA)
James E. Sikkink (IL)
John C. Smith (IL)

    The drivers were included on the following docket: Docket No. 
FMCSA-2012-0104. Their exemptions are effective as of June 27, 2016 and 
will expire on June 27, 2018.
    In accordance with 49 U.S.C. 31315, each exemption will be valid 
for two years from the effective date unless revoked earlier by FMCSA. 
The exemption will be revoked if the following occurs: (1) The person 
fails to comply with the terms and conditions of the exemption; (2) the 
exemption has resulted in a lower level of safety than was maintained 
prior to being granted; or (3) continuation of the exemption would not 
be consistent with the goals and objectives of 49 U.S.C. 31136 and 
31315.

    Issued on: December 9, 2016.
Larry W. Minor,
Associate Administrator for Policy.
[FR Doc. 2016-30587 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]
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